Serial fabulist John Forbes Kerry was championed in his run for President, and introduced at the Democrat’s nominating convention, by retired Navy Captain and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Wade Sanders. Sanders had been awarded a Silver Star medal in 1992 for actions on swift boats during the recent unpleasantness in Southeast Asia (more than twenty years earlier), in which John F. Kerry infamously had memories of a non-existent mission into Cambodia “seared” into his memory.
Sanders’ Silver Star has been revoked.
[Secretary of the Navy] Mabus revokes imprisoned veteran’s Silver Star
By Gidget Fuentes | Navy Times
[from July 18 edition]
San Diego- In a highly unusual move, the Navy secretary has stripped a Silver Star awarded to a retired captain and Vietnam swift boat veteran who is serving a federal prison sentence after admitting to child pornography.
Navy Secretary Ray Mabus revoked the Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest valor award, which was awarded nearly 20 years ago to retired Capt. Wade Sanders of San Diego.
A spokeswoman for Mabus confirmed the secretary’s decision, which he made in August 2010 following a review and recommendation by the Navy Department Board of Medals and Decorations. “Mabus signed a memorandum in which he revoked the previously awarded Silver Star,” said Capt. Pamela Kunze.
“Had the subsequently determined facts and evidence surrounding both the incident for which the award was made and the processing of the award itself been known to the Secretary of the Navy in 1992, those facts would have prevented the award of the Silver Star,” Kunze said.
The Navy Times has for some reason declined to publish this story on-line, and it has not been reported in the LSM.
As for the imprisonment, that’s an un-related child porn bust that landed Sanders in prison.
Interesting company Senator Kerry keeps.